We are still in


Name of initiative We are still in
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address www.wearestillin.com/us-action-climate-change-irreversible
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Starting year 2017
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Secretariat We Are Still In is an effort coordinated by The American Sustainable Business Council, B Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Center for American Progress, Ceres, CDP, Climate Mayors, Climate Nexus, C40, C2ES, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, Georgetown Climate Center, ICLEI, National League of Cities, Rocky Mountain Institute, Second Nature, Sierra Club, The Climate Group, We Mean Business, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Contact e-mail: communication@wearestillin.com

Organisational structure In response to the U.S. federal government’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, Governors Andrew Cuomo, Jay Inslee, and Jerry Brown June 5, 2017 launched the United States Climate Alliance – a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Smart, coordinated state action can ensure that the United States continues to contribute to the global effort to address climate change.
Geographical coverage North America
Name of lead organisation We are still in
Type of lead organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description We are still in represent more than 2,700 leaders from America’s city halls, state houses, boardrooms, and college campuses who have signed the We Are Still In declaration since its initial release on June 5, 2017. This unprecedented network of networks represents more than 127 million Americans and $6.2 trillion of the U.S. economy. Spanning all 50 states — red and blue — we are demonstrating America’s enduring commitment to tackling climate change, ensuring a clean energy future, and upholding the Paris Agreement. To date, We Are Still In is the largest cross-section of local leaders in support of climate action in the United States.
Objectives In the absence of leadership from Washington, states, cities, counties, tribes, colleges and universities, businesses and investors, representing a sizeable percentage of the U.S. economy will pursue ambitious climate goals, working together to take forceful action and to ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing emissions.

Advicing business to join other ICIs in CIP like: Science-Based Targets Initiative, RE100, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, Montreal Carbon Pledge. Cities are advised to join "Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy" State to join "Under 2 MoU"

One or two success stories achieved Success stories are listed for each member category, like Walmarts project Gigaton, Baltimore's Sustainability Plan, Portland Community College's Eco-friendly education etc.

Monitoring and Impacts

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Participants Number Names
Members 2593  
Companies 1780 See: www.wearestillin.com/we-are-still-declaration
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 339 Colleges and Universities
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 9 More than 200 cities are now pursuing ambitious plans to cut carbon pollution,  spark innovation,  and build a clean,  safe,  and secure future for their residents:
City / municipal actors 252
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 213 Churches and Congregations,  see:


Supporting partners 21 Coordinated by The American Sustainable Business Council,  B Team,  Bloomberg Philanthropies,  Center for American Progress,  Ceres,  CDP,  Climate Mayors,  Climate Nexus,  C40,  C2ES,  Environmental Defense Fund,  Environmental Entrepreneurs,  Georgetown Climate Center,  ICLEI,  National League of Cities,  Rocky Mountain Institute,  Second Nature,  Sierra Club,  The Climate Group,  We Mean Business,  and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 5 September 2018 11:33:10

Not only have national states as participators